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Grey Sparrow Journal

Issue 30, July 31, 2017
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The Coast near Collioure

after the painting by J D Innes (1887-1914)

 

 

The distorted triangles of canvas

billow towards a nameless horizon.

The sea is alive,

an energy of unguarded motion

as the profusion of land

views the scene

with a fierce hunger.

It has already experienced

the weather of time,

unflinchingly it stares

beyond the breath of sky.

Seasons continue to visit here,

while the brush's churning 

rhythms understand

the treachery of ebb and flow

brought by the perceptible tides.

 

—Byron Beynon